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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Santa Teresa High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Jose, CA. It has 2,145 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Santa Teresa High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1220
380 responses
Average ACT
28
88 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$108,675
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,347
National
$949
Median Home Value
$669,998
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Fantastics
    24%
  • Rallies
    15%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Homecoming skit
    12%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Club rush, it's where clubs sell food for profit
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,145
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,804/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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Hello, I am Isabella Guerrero, and I attend Santa Teresa High School. I am currently in 11th grade, stressing about my future. I am very engaged with my teachers and schools, and I always strive to reach my goals. The teachers at Santa Teresa have been very helpful and courteous. Unfortunately, I wish that the councilors would push the students harder, to achieve their goals. I have a lot of ambition, and the councilors lack to support that. I also wish to have more school spirit! School spirt is what allows the students to relive stress and show support. I guess now, students believe it is weird or unpopular to dress up. The short amount of time to be careless in high school is short, so why not dress up for a week! Overall, Santa Teresa has made me the person I am today, and I cannot wait to achieve more in the future with the support of the awesome teachers!
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Coming to Santa Teresa High School was a great decision. Then entire school community is very supportive and encouraging. The teacher's are all reliable and will provide many opportunities for student's to do well! It is overall a great school, with great students and staff!
There are many kind and passionate teachers at Santa Teresa. It is a big campus with new technology in classrooms. Although some classes are easy-going, others are very stimulating. There are a variety of extracurricular activities as well. Students are involved in sports clubs and academic activities, including leisure gatherings. There are fun events planned by the ASB student council and leadership organizations, such as PowderPuff rallies, dances, and spirit weeks. There is also a blood drive, renaissance fair, plays and theaters, and culture nights. There is no strict dress code, and the bell schedule is a block system. I enjoyed my 2 years at Santa Teresa High School and am very thankful to the wonderful teachers who supported my success.